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... Gate at the top of the island, to make offerings to the sun god. Some of the older members had struggled badly with the walk to their homes, so didn't join us. I did – I hadn't come all this way to not give it a try. I informed our guide (Junior) that I would go as far as I could, then head back down. As is usual for me when going uphill, I had to make many stops (like every hundred metres) to get my heart rate back down before proceeding. I ...
... it into La Paz. But only to the cemetery at the top of the hill. Apparently the driver couldn't be bothered to go further but after realising that the only people left were a group of 15 gringos looking lost and with no taxis taking them, he took us to the bus terminal in the centre of town which was right by our hostel. Relieved, we had a few beers having met back up with the Dutch boys. Next up - our La Paz adventures including the infamous... Death road. Spoiler alert: we survived!! ...
... s floating islands.
Tony told us after breakfast our transport to the docks was waiting outside. We were greeted by about 10 pedi-trikes.
Once all loaded in a trike our driver took off down the road and left everyone in his wake not waiting to be told to go.
From that moment the race was on.
And boy was it ...
... have to learn to cook and do the washing before they marry!!! We walked along a beautiful cliff path to our lunch stop and was treated to traditional fare and an exhibition of local music, dancing, weaving and how to make soap from plants. A very relaxing and interesting day. Met loads of interesting people and some from close to home - Wimbledon, West Byfleet and Farnham small ...
... goes a long way here so you
can really make a difference.
We got taken to our boat, and Maddie immediately got the
hump as there was a guy on there with a guitar busking – you couldn’t get away
from him as he came in when we all had our seats and sang three songs – it
wasn’t even 7am, and it was a bit much! Having given him the obligatory coins
we headed off to see the Uros people who live on the floating reed islands in
the lake. ...